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Study on Parrotheads

February 15th, 2006


Apparently a couple of researchers did a study on parrotheads. I’m going to try to find out some more on this topic, but here’s what there is right now on it, found in the Washington Post:

“Parrotheads in Margaritaville: Fan Practice, Oppositional Culture, and Embedded Cultural Resistance in Buffett Fandom,” by John Mihelich and John Papineau. Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2.

Two University of Idaho sociologists study Jimmy Buffett fans and find they’d rather be wastin’ away in Margaritaville than doing just about anything else, but some view “Corporitaville” — the singer’s ever-expanding business empire — with contempt.


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